Cliddesden Probate Material 1641-60
One will, one inventory and a will with inventory attached have been transcribed from this period. During the interregnum (1649-60) all wills were meant to be proved at the Canterbury consistory court but there is an example here of Winchester officials still exercising this role.
These documents have been transcribed by the Wills Group of the New Victoria County History project based in Basingstoke.Cliddesden is described as being in the county of Southampton, the old name for Hampshire. It is a village just to the south of Basingstoke with many prosperous residents in the early modern period.
These transcriptions have been made from copies of original probate documents supplied by Hampshire Record Office and The National Archives. Words have been modernized and punctuation added to make reading easier but names have been transcribed as written. Words in italics indicate omissions in the original document which have been added to make sense of the text. Words in square brackets indicate that they have been transcribed as seen but where the meaning is unclear.
The wills of Cliddesden rectors are published in a separate section of Explore.
A glossary is attached of unusual words. Links to the documents are below.